Sunday, May 22, 2011

Getting to know YOU - Sunday Edition

1. What's your favorite rainy day activity? reading, sleeping

2. What time do you go to bed? 10ish on work days which vary

3. How many magazines do you subscribe to? 0 - but I used to be an avid People reader

4. Did you sell all your belongings because you thought the world was ending yesterday? No - but I did post R.E.M.'s "It's The End of The World As We Know It" video on my facebook wall because I'm funny like that!

5. What's your beauty obsession? "It's a 10" for my hair and all things Bare Escentual...

6. If you could only wear one designer/brand for the rest of your life...what would it be? Ralph Lauren

7. What's your summer must have? flip-flops - Birki's, Yellow Box, Gypsy Soule, Old Navy

8. Do you make weekly dinner menus? If you knew me, you would know how funny this question is! For those of you that don't and might become a follower in the future, the answer is NO - I barely even cook! (Not holding my breath on that follower thing!)

This post is brought to you by my blog hopping

Saturday, May 21, 2011


These questions came from here:
I am not sure if I'm allowed to copy them or answer them. Not really sure about blog etiquette, yet. But - I did give them the credit...

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 30, I feel more 30 than 43 behavior wise...

Which is worse, failing or never trying? never trying

If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? 'cos we are human and learn the hard way

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? unfortunately, probably

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? war - idk - I'm really not that deep

If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? still being in the medical field

Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? I believe in what I am doing, but am settling on parts of my life

If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? more health conscious

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? I left when I knew my child and I needed and deserved more

Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? both

You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do? Defend my friend

If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? dance

Would you break the law to save a loved one? wow - probably

Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? absolutely

What’s something you know you do differently than most people? parent my child

How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? because we are created to be different

What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back? possibly further my education; I am held back because I am raising my young son and he comes first

Are you holding onto something you need to let go of? absolutely...

If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? Hawaii because I loved it

Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? no I do not believe it makes it work faster... same applies to the red button at Sonic

Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? joyful simpleton

Why are you, you? because He made me this way

Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? not always

Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you? losing touch with the one that lives near

What are you most grateful for? my son, my brother, my friends and my job

Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? I can't imagine either scenario

Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first? yes

Has your greatest fear ever come true? no

Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now? yeah - unfortunately it still matters

What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special? being at the lake with my parents - because I lost them way before their time...

At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
If not now, then when? It has been a while - idk when, or possibly don't wanna say...

If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose? precious time with my son

Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever? no, can't say that I have

Why do religions that support love cause so many wars? good question - unfortunately I don't know the answer

Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? no because I see evil masquerading as good ALL THE TIME...

If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? I would hope not

Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing? I miss certain things - like being a Pedi nurse - but I am still content

Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before? absolutely

When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in? last night - still a dreamer

If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? my son

Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous? no

What is the difference between being alive and truly living? unfortunately a lot of days I feel like I go through the motions and am not truly alive...

When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right? it's always the right time to do what's right, but that doesn't mean we/I do

If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? because dealing with mistakes are not exactly fun

What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? probably put up with his shit a little longer

When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing? no idea

What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love? idk WHAT I love, only WHO I love and I don't think that is the point of this question

In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that? not likely

Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you? I want to say that I am a leader and not a follower, but the reality is that I'm not...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

23 Things

IDK where I "borrowed" this from - I ran across it in a facebook note from another place and time... It really makes me laugh! If I stole this from you, my sincerest apologies. I wasn't a bona fied blogger back then. Not quite sure I am now, either - but enjoy! #11 and 16 are my faves - but I can relate to all of them!

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.
17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?
20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch three consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from three feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time

Things heard at my son's little league game...

Go L.B. Go!

Rock and Fire Caleb, rock and fire...

Don't put up with that shit Logan!

Way to go Caleb! Good Job Raully! Run Logan!

Holy shit he knocked it over the scoreboard again!

Way to go Logie B! Good Job Red Sox...

Make it be your pitch Walker...

Now you've seen it Logan...

Kirk, quit yelling, you're wearing me out!

That's OK Slade... Way to hustle Raully!

God, I wish I had a shock collar!

Good job Wesley...

Good Game Red Sox!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sleepless in the South

I can't sleep and I'm really pissed annoyed about this... I have taken the required pharmaceutical aides, to no avail... This feeling is exacerbated by the fact that I a 12 hour shift that begins in less than 8 hours. I need sleep. I have that mindset that I need to "hurry up and sleep". I don't know why sleep has to be so difficult to achieve. It certainly comes easily during the day on my day off! And just FYI, I didn't sleep during the day today, so there is no reason I shouldn't be able to sleep... This is such a boring post. I bet it lulls any potential readers to sleep. Isn't working for me, though... I have yet to hit a stride in this whole blogging thing. Interesting blogs have a lot of photos, but I am not sure how much I want to share. Also I follow a shitload ton of blogs, but I am not a very good at commenting. I realize that I need to get better at that if I want to attract any readers. Well - I'm not sleepy - but I am definitely bored by my own blog, so I hope the rest of blog-land is slumbering peacefully...


P.S. I actually wrote a post because I wanted to see if I could master "striking" through a word! Yeah - success!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A to Z meme borrowed from blog hopping

a.. age- 43
b.. bed size- King
c.. chore you dislike- doing laundry
d.. dogs- Willow Star is a tri-color basset and McQueen is a lemon basset (with lightening strike marking on his back)
e.. essential start to your day- Dr.Pepper
f.. fave colors- purple, pink, black
g.. gold or silver- silver
h.. height- 5'2 1/2 - the 1/2 is important!
i.. instrument you play- Clarinet in grade school
j.. job title- RN charge nurse
k.. kids- 1 amazing 10yr old
l.. live- West Texas
m.. moms name- Linda
n.. nicknames- TJ
o.. overnight hospital stay- way too many to list
p.. pet peeves- having to press 1 for English in the FREAKING USA es numero uno!
q.. quote from movie- The Notebook, "Young Noah: So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday."
r.. righty/lefty- righty
s.. simblings- younger brother
t.. time you wake up- as late as possible and depends on my work schedule
u.. underwear- optional yes?
v.. veggies you don't like- can't think of any
w.. what makes you run late- the snooze button
x.. x-rays you've had- again - way too many to list
y.. yummy foods you make- I don't really cook - Spaghetti is pretty tasty
z.. zoo animal faves- zebra's, lions, tigers

Friday, May 13, 2011

10 Tidbits of T in Texas

Well, it has been a while since I had anything interesting to blog about. I have also been really tired and battling some chronic back and neck pain. Pain is no bueno... I think I will post some random facts about me!

1. I really dislike talking on the phone. I enjoy keeping up with my friends, but I prefer to do that via text or facebook. I only have one friend that requires a marathon phone conversation because we usually have too much to talk about to text. I do it for her, 'cos I love her!

2. Friday night is my favorite night of the week, but I opted out of a celebratory gathering with friends so that I could chill at home and read blogs and catch up on facebook and pop culture!

3. I am addicted to makeup, yet I rarely wear it. We're talking only for very special occasions. Yet I look at what is new and trendy almost daily. I am usually loyal to one brand at a time. In my twenties and early thirties, it was all Este Lauder. By my mid-thirties, it was all Mary Kay. A few years later, I switched to all Lancome. Now I am ALL Bare Escentuals, sans my Too Faced eye makeup primer and my Balm Blush that is really similar to NARS famous Orgasm. I'm not sure it's enough like it to satisfy, so it's currently sitting in my Sephora and Ulta online shopping carts. I am pretty sure I have to have Urban Decay's Naked pallette, too!

4. I have naturally curly hair and used to think it was cool that people paid hundreds of dollars to get hair like mine. Well, now if I want beautiful straight hair, it's gonna cost hundreds of dollars! Thinking Brazillian Blowout and the products to keep it looking good! Ironically, the great product my stylist just turned me on to - "It's a 10" has my curls looking pretty good!

5. Today is Friday the 13th and that meant for unusual happenings in my ER today. Hoping Saturday the 14th is less weird...

6. I have a million favorite songs. Not sure I could pick just one favorite. I have very eclectic taste in music. My Mix CD's are well known - all the way back to the days they were cassette tapes before CD's.

7. I hope my son doesn't make some of the same small town mistakes I did, or his father did.

8. I wish my son's Dad would stand up for what is right and man up and be a Dad instead of cowering down to his insanely jealous/selfish wife who happens to have been one of my college roomies.

9. I can't believe my life could be written into an episode of Jerry Springer! I am not exactly happy or bragging about this...

10. I am currently obsessed with the following words or phrases I have recently read on other blogs! They are: amazeballs; ahhmazeballs; hot mess; word vomit (which this post kind of is!); Whiskey Tango Foxtrot; Please be gentle on me or I'm gonna have to go all buckwild crazy on your ass! That's pretty much all... Here I am just "living the dream"...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I wish this was so 10 minutes ago...

So I just picked up the boy from school and everything was fine... It all went south the minute we got home and he learned he couldn't go to his friends house. We want him fresh for his baseball practice. Whining and fit throwing ensued. He would never treat his Uncle, or another caregiver this way. He made the comment, "I wish it was so 10 minutes ago". Sometimes I feel the same way. He is being so defiant today and it makes me want to scream. The hardest part is knowing that he only reserves this behavior for me. I need a vacation...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A little about my family

This has been a lazy Sunday... I enjoyed some cuddle time with my boy - he's 10 and spent the weekend away with his Uncle. I missed him! He has a school holiday tomorrow and I have to work - booyah! I should have blogged yesterday, but I spent all my "alone time" after work reading a ton of new blogs! I am so addicted to blogs! My son asks why I want to read about people I don't know - I tell him it's like reading great books! I also do it to be entertained and inspired! I still haven't figured out what to post or what I want to say, or how much to share. I pride myself in being quick-witted, but when I click to post - "I got nothing"! I guess I will go read more blogs for inspiration! I will leaver you with a few facts - I am a single mom - not the way it was supposed to be - but my son is my life and he is my reason for being! His Dad is not very involved in his life, very sad... My brother and I are very close and he is an adoring Uncle. He is not married and has no kids of his own, so he treats my son like his own - lives vicariously through him also! Our parents and grandparents are all in Heaven - Daddy since 1982, Mom since 2008. So my immediate family is just my son and my brother. Despite all the loss - we are so very blessed to have each other... Bye for now... Blessings...